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Can you make all your own products for your face like masks, cleansers, moisturizers?

Can you make all your own products for your face like masks, cleansers, moisturizers?

I guess you could: If you had all the proper ingredients and machinery to make these products. But why would you want to? By the time you invested all the money necessary to manufacture them, you could have bought a lifetime supply of products that are already being made. ...Read more

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Does put vaseline all over your face make your skin softer?

Does put vaseline all over your face make your skin softer?

Yes but...: Vaseline sits onthe surface of the skin. It moisturizes the skin by preventing water from evaporating from the surface. Vaseline works well for some people but in others it can occlude the oil glands and cause acne. Other ways to soften the skin include hydrators (e.g. Hyaluronic acid that binds water inside the skin) and squalane which fortifies the natural lipids in the upper layers of the skin. ...Read more

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How to make your face not oily?

How to make your face not oily?

Wash your face 2x/d: It is important to clean your pores daily to prevent blockage which will increase oil production. Use a non-comedogenic wash which contains benzoyl peroxide twice daily (first thing in the morning and last thing at night before you go to bed) ...Read more

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Does nutella make your face breakout?

Does nutella make your face breakout?

Maybe: Nutella is nuts and chocolate. Certainly if you have an allergy to the ingredients, it's possible. ...Read more

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For some people does not washing your face keep it clear and face washes give you acne?

For some people does not washing your face keep it clear and face washes give you acne?

Not quite : Washing your face does not give acne. However excessive washing of face may dry up face and worsen acne. Not washing your face will not clear your acne. ...Read more

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How come when you put benzoyl peroxide creams on your face, your eyelids burn?

Thin skin: Eyelid skin is among the thinnest on the body and is delicate and easily damaged. Read labels on anything you put on your face and avoid using strong substances on eyelid skin. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can apply acne cream after putting lemon juice on your face?

Please tell me if you can apply acne cream after putting lemon juice on your face?

Better things: Than lemon juice you can use to treat acne. Cleanse face, use acne cream, than a moisturizer. If you want acid on face than see a doctor to put a chemical peel on it. ...Read more

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What face cream is good to make your skin look younger?

What face cream is good to make your skin look younger?

Retin A (tretinoin).: But the most important cream to use is sunblock, it should be used rain or shine to prevent sun damage and the appearance of aging. ...Read more

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Could you apply acne moisturizer on your whole face?

Could you apply acne moisturizer on your whole face?

Yes: your skin should be moisturized to stay healthy. So yes you should moisturize your entire face and neck. ...Read more

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Does the acne medication gel ziana make your face look a lot lighter?

Does the acne medication gel ziana make your face look a lot lighter?

It may: It's a mix of clindamycin and retinoic acid. It's quite good for acne that's not terribly severe. The retinoic acid smooths out the skin fibers over time. ...Read more

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How often should you wash and exfoliate your face?

Wash daily: But exfoliate once every 2-3 weeks at most. The exfoliation creates a lot of trauma and inflammation to the skin. You need to allow the skin to heal properly. Use the gentlest cleansers and moisturizers possible. ...Read more

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Are baby wipes good to wash your face with when you have acne breakouts?

No: Baby wipes should not be used on one's face. They contain some allergens and would be irritating on the face. Acne does not go away with washing one's face. I would recommend a cleanser like cetaphil cleanser for acne. ...Read more

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Does washing your face help acne?

Does washing your face help acne?

No: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Can acne medication make your skin worse?

Can acne medication make your skin worse?

No: You may be concerned about a slight flare in acne severity after starting medications. This is normal...Think of it as the impurities being brought to the surface and clearing. Treat though the flare...Clear skin is around the corner. ...Read more

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Can you use facial acne cream on your back?

Can you use facial acne cream on your back?

Yes: However, acne that's troublesome on the back usually requires at least a topical antibiotic, and often a systemic antibiotic. A woman who can take and wants the oral contraceptive pill may be cleared by this, if you're a male, expect an antibiotic in your future. Good luck. ...Read more